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you know, that it is actually spending the money that it says that it is spending and needs the money, that it says that is needs. but these four items seem to indicate that something else is going on. so i would hope that there would be an explanation of those four items also. thank you very much. >> good evening, commissioners, superintendent, debbie robinson harris, commissioner, i want to bring to your attention that the million plus dollars that san francisco is continuing to give child development program in san francisco unified school district. it is a continued example of the continued commitment that the first five have and maybing the children of san francisco 0 to 5, even as funding is diminishing, our money is partly derived from smokers, we have fewer smokers in the state
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of california. the commission still prioritized the need and the importance of improving the quality of preschools for young children in san francisco. it is an effort to continue to close the achievement gap and the many excess gaps that provide it. it is always allowing opportunities for young children to carry important tools and strategies with them for the rest of their life. please remember the good work the first five is doing and the commitment that they have given to the san francisco unified school district, particularly in the near future when the city is going to be reconsidering reratification and authorization of many of the other bills and propositions that have been supporting the first five, thank you.
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>> thank you. let's move to item g, consent calendar. is there a motion to second on the consent calendar? >> so moved. >> second. >> and any items withdrawn or corrected by the superintendent? >> good evening. there are four corrections to 4 b. 1210-23 k5 on page 54. dates of service should be september 24, 2012, to june 30, 2013 instead of july 1, 2012 to june 30, 2013. two 4 b. 1210-23 k10 on page 64. dates of service should be october 24, 2012 to june 30, 2013 instead of october 24,
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2012 to june 30, 2012. for the next two items please note that the correction is to the background of the resolution not to the actions the board is taking. to 2 f 1210-23 d6 on page eleven. dates of service should be 2011, 2012 school year instead of 2012-2013 school year. and lastly, 2, 2 g 1210-23 b6 on page 12. dates of service should be 2011, 2012 school year instead of 2012-2013 school year. >> any items removed by the board? any items severed by the board
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for discussion and vote tonight? >> commission office? >> k1. >> on page 47. >> okay, any others? seeing none. roll call the vote will take place under section o. item h, superintendents proposal none tonight, item i, board members proposals held for speakers cards and action, none tonight. requests item j, request to speak regarding general matters. >> i don't see any, so we are going to move on, right? >> keep it moving. item k. advisory committee reports appointments to advisory committees by board members? any appointments by board
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members? seeing none. item l. special order of business, motion and a second to the authorization to enter into a new lease agreement with leadership high school, a non-profit 501 c3 corporation for the use and site located at 300 seneca avenue, san francisco, california. so there is a motion and a second? >> so moved. >> second. >> reading a recommendation by superintendent in this case, ly or michael davis? mr. davis? >> good evening, commissioners. what we have ais a special order of business asking the board of education to authorize the superintendent or disi gony to negotiate with the leader high school which is a non-profit 501 c3 corporation and enter into a lease agreement with a charter school grant for the use of the site
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located at 300 seneca avenue, san francisco, california. basically what we have here is an opportunity to allow leadership high school to move from its current location on the top floor of denyman middle school to the site of 300 seneca. it is currently being modernized and renovated and expected to be completed by december of 2014 for occupantcy for january 2015. we would like the board's authorization to enter into a lease agreement under which we would designate 300 seneca as the site of leadership high school charter school for acceptance of the prop 1 d funds for which they have already applied. this will allow us to recoup on
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a 50/50 match basis, some of the $12 million that we are already slated to spend from the 2006 bond proceeds on that moderization. >> thank you, mr. day sis. any questions about this? >> seeing none, roll call please? >> thank you, miss lee? >> yes. >> miss wong? >> yes. >> miss fewer. >> yes. >> miss maufus? >> yes. >> miss mendosa. she is not here. >> mr. murase? >> aye. >> mr. yee. aye. >> six is. >> discussion of other education issues general education transportation for 2013, 2014 school year, superintendent carranza? >> thank you, i would like to
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ask orla okeff to take us through this. >> thank you, superintendent and commissioners, while we are setting up we actually have a powerpoint presentation that we are going to project for this and copies are going around for the commissioners and the staff and we also have copies of it available for the public if they would like to pick up copies of it. and we hope that the technology supports us. >> so commissioners this is, as for the last three years we have been in a process of
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rethinking general education transportation services. and we are in the presentation tonight, going to share what our budget reduction goals are for the 2013-14 school year. and go over what the approach for developing recommendations for year 3 of changes, and then going into a description of what those recommendations are. the impact of the changes, and an overview of the next steps and the description of some alternatives to yellow bus transportation. in the appendix, just for context, this is an overview of the board's policy guidelines and an overview of the general education transportation services currently available and a summary of the changes that have taken place over the last two years. so i will start with the budget reduction goal. as you know, we are trying to minimize the use of general fund contributions for general
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education transportation. and so, we need to reduce the fleet by 5 buss from 30 to 25 in the 2013, in the 13, 14 school year in order to align the cost with the funds from home to school transportation. and we have listed here the state categorical and title one and we also get money to support field trips. what we are about to share is driven by this budget reduction model. and the approach that we took was to work to align middle school services with the feeders. last year, we began this alignment when we added services that were to support the feeder patterns. and we also like to avoid making any bell changes. it is very enter connected complicated developing transportation system and obviously bell times have a huge impact on our ability to
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efficiently use limited buses. we recognize that changing bell times is disruptive for the entire community, including families not using transportation and families using special education services and so we wanted to avoid any recommendation that included bell changes. we also wanted to minimize the number of schools and the number of riders that would be impacted. and we wanted to make sure that we could align our process with the enrollment cycle so that family woulds have the information well in advance and on time for that could inform their decisions with regard to applications for next year. >> so the changes we are recommending is to reduce the services to aptis and hove and to eliminate to lou and new traditions the students with iep that requires transportation will not be required by these
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recommendations. the next few slides go over the impact that the school has. and so, for aptos, last year, we added transportation from carver and star king in support of the middle school feed and hers this year we are proposing deleting the services from the mission area. and we... this is hard to say the number of riders that will be impacted but currently there are about 56, 57 students they are in grades 6 to 8. so obviously some of these students will you know graduate into high school. we wanted to get this information out before the enrollment fair so that the incoming sixth graders will have an understanding of what transportation services are available and missionary will continue to provide transportation to hoove, middle school. the next set of changes impact
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hoover middle school and transportation are the guidelines to supporting the middle school feeders. so last year we added services from moscona and serra area and this year proposing deleting the services from the bay view. we think that the current riders are about 27 if you look at the higher number in the afternoon and this does include the current 8th graders. there are three other schools that middle schools that receive transportation from bay view and they are aptos and lake and those services will not be disrupted. the three elementary school that were chosen, we did not want to change bell times and reduce the schools that were affected and that is what informed the decision to eliminate the services at these three elementary schools. and again, it does reflect current rider ship, not necessarily the number of students that will be impacted because it includes fifth
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grader who go on to middle school and getting the information out before the enrollment fair it will enform incoming kindergarten, and they will have that information before they make their choices. so the next steps are that we would like to communicate these changes for the 13, 14 school year, using a variety of methods including getting information to the enrollment fair and working directly with the schools and families and we are going to develop the letters that can be sent to families and frequently asked questions and feedback forms and have all of that available in multilingual in spanish, english and chinese available and distributed over the next three weeks. and over the next 12 months, we need to continue the work to redesign general education transportation service to make sure that they reflect the board's policy guidelines and provide equalable access to this resource. the hope is over the next 12
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months we can develop recommendations to redesign the services on time for the 14-15 school year anticipating that there will not be a reduction in the number of buses but a redesign in services. so that is something that we would come back to the board with next year. and then this is just kind of raising awareness. again we tried to do this every time that we talk about reductions in service to yellow bus transportation to just kind of raise awareness about a lot of alternatives and there are a lot of agencies and partners in the city that are working for a variety of reasons to provide alternatives to yellow bus transportation. so i just wanted to share that information. >> so thank you, commissioners and i will turnover the projecter, so you cannot be blinded when you return to your seats and i will be happy to answer any questions that you have.
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>> thank you, miss okeff. anybody have any questions, commissioner murase and vice president? >> thank you, very much for that presentation. i think that it is so important for our families and our communities to understand these changes. my question is about the elementary level, you have listed three schools, but i assume the changes will impact more than those three schools, the elementary level. i am thinking in particular, about rosa parks and there was a major petition campaign about busing from rosa parks to after school programs. so i wanted to know where we can find information about the list of elementary schools that are impacted and in particular, about the connection to after school programs.
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>> thanks, commissioner murase. this is actually the list of schools. so we don't anticipate for the 13-14 school year making any changes beyond this in order to get to the 25 buses. but we do imagine that throughout this year, we need to kind of a planning process to make sure that the services as currently designed do meet the board's policy guidelines and do provide equalable access. in deeper conversations with the school communities and working with the superintendents to think about what adjustments might be needed in the future. in terms of 13-14, it would be these are the only changes that we are recommending for the 13-14 school year. >> so, i'm work curious, if you can provide us not right now, but some just sort of a snapshot and data, i feel like i have lost, sort of, we had a
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lot of data around this when we were doing the student assignment. what schools are served by buses. you know? just sort what that looks like now or maybe what it will look like in the 13-14 school year, over all trends, how many students? are we seeing any trends in terms of the rider ship going up, going down, different parts of the city? you know? some of it may be just based on where we have added bus and where we have taken them away. but in general, are we see any kind of decrease or in crease in the number of students riding the buses? >> thanks, commissioner, i will at a future point give you some more data that kind of describes the opportunities in 13-14. in the appendix, there is on page 10, i think, that it is... sorry i forgot to put the slide numbers on this. but i think that it must be
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slide 20, approximately. it is after the visual that has the graph with the buses. and there is an overview that shows how the number of buses has been reduced each year as the number of schools served. and then, how the elementary rider ship, the numbers, so in other words, in 2010-11 school year there were 330 riders and this year there are 1600. at the middle school level we have actually increased the number of schools receiving service and the rider ship numbers did a bit of an up and a downward trend. so this gives you a sense of the ridership but the other data that you are asking for will definitely work to get you that. and it is necessary to do the redesign work as well. >> commissioner, fewer? >> thanks. president yee. >> so, i am not... i guess that i am not understanding this part very well. i am so sorry. so i am looking at this on page
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9, the current services after school. so, these are the services that we are currently offering. and the ctip one, two, three, those are the kids who live in 1, 2, 3, 4, explain it to me, and where are they coming from and going to? i don't kind of get it? >> thanks commissioner, it is a very high level snapshot, that really does... >> that is generous. >> sorry about that. but what it illustrates is, you know, it takes the afternoon riders, so that we have got about 1600 students riding and what this shows is how many of those students live in areas that the city with the lowest average test score which is a ctip 1, 5, or the areas with the highest average test score and it shows how many of them are getting transportation in
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the afternoon to an sfusd after school program which is what the eed is, verses a private after school program verses some other could be like an elementary or middle school stop. so for example, just taking the first row, there are 712 of the children are going to an elementary, an sfusd early education school. and of those 712, 235 are from ctip one area, from the area of the city with the lowest average test scores, so it gives it a high level, for afternoon as to early education, and is it to private after school? is it to something else? which areas are the cities where the children live in. as we prepare the data we will break this down, to answer your question, to which schools and which after school programs and just kind of map it out in a more accessible way. >> okay. >> so we are going to continue
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to give transportation to 286 students, to private after school programs, is that what i am reading? >> that is correct. >> and that... these are the highest needs students? this c-tip areas, represent sort of the highest? >> one is the highest. >> c-tip one represents the highest. right? and then it diminishes in need as we go to the higher numbers. >> well the board's policy guidelines were that we should redesign the transportation services in order to provide equitable access in particular for children who live in the city with the lowest average test scores, opportunities to go to schools in other areas and access to language bath ways and after sxaol programs. and so we have begin to do that work and it is in process that need to continue in that year. so the reduction in the number
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of buses we have kind of reached that mild stone and the other pieces still need to be looked closely by the superintendent and the team by this time next year, we need to spend the entire year look at how these 25 buses are being served and are they providing equitable access and that is the direction that we are going. because we are reviewing this chart and really there is need for more clarification. from when schools to where, i think is really important too.
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and then, just the way that i am reading it. so we have impact the changes, is hoover, for example. and we are maintaining transportation from the bay view to lick but we are eliminating transportation to hoover from the bay view, but isn't okay i don't know. isn't hoover on the way to gianini? i mean that you are going that way. so, number of rider is it a full bus? i mean, you know i am just asking those types of things because i am thinking of the map if you are going to go from the bay view to gianini which is way out there, why wouldn't you just drop kids off at hoover if it is not a full bus
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on your way. maybe it is too simplistic. i would do it that way car pool. if you don't mind maybe a little bit more information about this. how many students are actually riding on that bus, is there room on the bus? is it possible that we could be, because i think that is a... when we are looking at the routes from the bay view out there, there is like one bus, quite frankly or two buses that will actually get access to those schools. it is not like you can ride the gary line or the fulton. we will go in one direction. this is a neighborhood that also does not have the same sort of access from muni out to the west side. in particular, with those questions, is it on the route? are those buses filled?
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, is there room for us if we were to continue and pick up those riders from the bay view, to go to hoover? what would that look like? >> i will be happy to get that information to you. my understanding is that the buses are full for that, but we will explore to see if that is possible, and i will get you the school by school specific information and i will see if i can grab it before the meeting is over. >> student delegate, wendy ly. >> so part of the board policy is to provide reasonable access to the students but i see that there are some schools with small service and more than four services with the reduced services. so my question is, you provided these alternatives to the yellow bus, but have you followed up with the students who aren't getting these opportunities like what are
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they doing. can they, do they have access to schools if the school bus route is not an alternative? if they can can't walk or bike to school what other alternatives do they have besides muni? >> thank you very much. i think that is a really good question. part of the in prior years, we weren't able to follow up as directly with the students because we did not know who was riding the bus but this year we have that information and so we are planning to send letters and work directly with the families who will be impacted and that is one of the reasons that we want to do it before the enrollment fair so that the children will have the opportunity and the families will have the opportunity to consider information before the enrollment cycle begin and so that is part of the work that we have to do and kind of implementing these changes. >> commissioner norton? >> the other question that i
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thought of was, around after school, because part of this right has been, i mean, it is trying to figure out how to build capacity at school sites for after school. do we have any? i mean, are the sites that are still receiving busing for after school programs, are they... do they still not have capacity on sight to accommodate students? or is there still... i mean, i guess, what information do we have about students' preferences whether to stay on campus or go somewhere else and capacity are we building any capacity as far as after school? >> yes, and that is exactly the kind of work that we need to do this year and plan to do and the kind of questions that question need to explore to be sure that the transportation services are kind of addressing the needs of students and taking into account the need for after school. so, that work is something that is currently, there are
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discussions about and we are planning to go deeper with that work this year. >> commissioner? >> you are on. >> thank you. >> i wanted to, i don't have the report in front of me so i will have to look at it when i return and probably have follow up questions. but i appreciate what i heard about the goals that we have, but i would like to see, you know, i have to say that i presumed that over time in these three years, we are going to stop transportation to private after school programs. so, i need to see why we are not proposing to do that. and if it means that we are giving up any, you know, that we are trading that off, against busing to our own after school programs or other, or